Rapid City Area School District, South Dakota

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Rapid City Area School District
Rapid City, South Dakota
Rapid City Area School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Timothy M. Mitchell
Enrollment:13,982
Graduation rate:69.4%[1]
Number of schools:24
Budget: $139.9 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Sheryl Kirkeby
Board members:7
Term length:3
Rapid City Area School District is a school district in South Dakota that served 13,982 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1][2] This district is the 2nd-largest school district in South Dakota with an operating budget of $139.9 million.

About the district

Rapid City Area School District, South Dakota is located in Pennington County, South Dakota
Rapid City Area School District, South Dakota is located in Pennington County, South Dakota. According to the 2010 Census, Minnehaha County is home to 100,948 residents.[3]

Demographics

Pennington County outperformed in comparison to the rest of South Dakota in terms of education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.8 of Pennington County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.0% for South Dakota as a whole. The median household income for Pennington County was $50,253 compared to $49,091 for the state of South Dakota. The percentage of people below poverty level for Pennington County was 13.2% while it was 13.8% for the state of South Dakota.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Pennington County (%) South Dakota (%)
White 84.1% 86.2%
Black or African American 1.5% 1.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native 9.7% 8.9%
Asian 1.1% 1.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1%
Two or more race 3.4% 2.1%
Hispanic or Latino 4.3% 3.1%

Superintendent

Timothy M. Mitchell is the superintendent of Rapid City Area School District. Mitchell has served in this role since July 2010. Prior to joining Rapid City Area Schools, Mitchell served for 13 years as the superintendent of Chamberlain School District. Mitchell earned his Bachelor's degree from Yankton College and earned his Master's and doctoral degrees from the University of South Dakota.[4]

School board

The Rapid City Area School District Board of Education is composed of seven members serving three-year terms.[5]

Rapid City Area Board of Education
Member Area Term Ends
Sheryl Kirkeby 2 2015
Jim Hansen 4 2014
Jeff Nelsen 6 2016
Ed McLaughlin 5 2014
Laura Schad 7 2015
Dave Davis 3 2016
Matt Stephens 1 2015

School board elections

See also: Rapid City Area School District elections (2014)

Members of the Rapid City Area Board of Education are elected to three-year terms. The general election for two seats is to be held on June 3, 2014.[6] Two seats were up for election in 2013 and Three seats will be up for election in 2015.

Budget

Rapid City Area School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[7]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2010-2011 $82,198,000 58.7% $6,230,000 4.5% $48,848,000 34.9% $2,570,000 1.8% $86,000 0.1% $139,932,000
Averages: $82,198,000 59% $6,230,000 4% $48,848,000 35% $2,570,000 2% $86,000 0% $139,932,000

Teacher salaries

Rapid City Area School District employed 868 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Rapid City Education Association for 2013-2014:[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor's 30,753 35,601
BA + 15 31,484 42,192
BA + 30 32,744 46,073
BA + 45 34,053 50,313
Master's 34,053 50,313
MA + 15 35,415 52,325
MA + 30 36,832 57,139
MA + 45 38,305 59,424
Doctorate 39,837 61,802

Schools in Rapid City Area School District

Enrollment

Rapid City Area School District serves 13,982 students. Rapid City Area School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Rapid City Area School District operates 24 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

Rapid City Area School District
School Name
Black Hawk Elementary
Canyon Lake Elementary
Central High
Corral Drive Elementary
East Middle
General Beadle Elementary
Grandview Elementary
Horace Mann Elementary
Knollwood Elementary
Meadowbrook Elementary
North Middle
Pinedale Elementary
Rapid City High
Rapid Valley Elementary
Robbinsdale Elementary
South Middle
South Canyon Elementary
South Park Elementary
Southwest Middle
Stevens High
Valley View
West Middle
Western Dakota Technical
Wilson Elementary

Academic performance

South Dakota holds annual measurable objectives in reading and math. The latest available data is from the 2012-2013 school year. The percent of Rapid City Area School District students demonstrating proficiency in reading and math continued to exceed the annual proficiency goals set by the State for the Dakota. The District high school completion rate was 79.64% in 2013 and the attendance percentage was 94.12%. All schools met the required participation rate.[10]

Rapid City School District Proficiency 2012-2013
Subject Students Tested  % Below Basic  % Basic  % Proficient  % Advanced
Reading 7,107 2.53 28.23 47.53 21.71
Math 7,107 0.54 32.73 55.75 10.98

Contact information

Rapid City Area School District seal.jpg
Rapid City Area School District
300 6th Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (605) 394-4031

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